Ray, you can’t reason with Zuul…
Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to something you’ve worked years on, which appears to be the case with Dan Aykroyd’s Ghostbusters 3 screenplays that are now defunct.
With Columbia Pictures moving forward with their all-female Ghostbusters reboot, and with Paul Feig taking the reigns, the long-gestured third entry is now a pipe-dream of an idea that will leave us fans wondering what could have been if Aykroyd reteamed with Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson and the now deceased Harold Ramis.
Aykroyd appeared on an episode of the Sirius/XM show “Unmasked with Ron Bennington”, where he says we don’t have to dream – because it’ll happen, one day.
“Oh, I’ve written… well, we have…I’ve written, well, there’s three drafts of the old concept that exists,” he stated. “And we’re going to be able to salvage some of it and use it. Yeah, we’re gonna be able to use it some day. Let’s get this one made and that will reinvigorate the franchise and then we’ll go on to maybe doing a more conventional third sequel as we were planning and another idea I have for it.”
There’s no way in hell this version of the movie ever happens, especially with the death of Ramis, and the difficulty of Murray. And with a new franchise start underway with Feig, the old Ghostbusting crew will remain in past where some say they belong. Not even pretending to be a God will change that.